April 7, 2011
Colombian - U.S. Trade Deal: Downsides?
The United States is getting closer to a trade deal with the country of Colombia. I was born in Colombia, and have been following these developments for some time. President Obama and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, are giving a press conference today to discuss the recent advances in negotiations. As I thought about this, my initial reaction was that it was a good thing for the United States. I found it interesting that the US Chamber of Commerce President Donahue, to come out praising Obama for the events. Donahue was a man ademently opposed to Obama during his presidential run. He donated and raised a lot of money to support elections, mostly for the Republican side. This fact alone made me wonder, whether this trade deal was a good thing. Who specifically was going to be effected when it passes?
Posted by The Stock Markets Blog at 10:52 AM